The German Doctor

Argentina, 1960; former Auschwitz doctor Josef Mengele (Àlex Brendemühl) is on the run from justice and becomes intrigued by a young family he meets. A fictitious story imagining what might happen if the notorious ”Angel of Death” became involved with regular people who have medical issues, far away from Auschwitz; much of the film is seen through the eyes of a bullied girl who bonds with Mengele. An intriguing idea for a movie, but the family gets in the way of a closer look at Mengele, his ideology and past.

2013-Argentina-France-Spain-Norway. 93 min. Color. Widescreen. Direction, Novel and Screenplay by Lucía Puenzo (”Wakolda”). Cast: Àlex Brendemühl (Helmut Gregor/Josef Mengele), Florencia Bado (Lilith), Diego Peretti (Enzo), Natalia Oreiro, Elena Roger, Guillermo Pfening. 

Trivia: Original title: Wakolda. 

 

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